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Good source for determining gear ratio before heading to a track. Empty

Good source for determining gear ratio before heading to a track.

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PostBlackScorpion on Wed 12 Jun 2013, 11:53 pm

Go here: 

Southwest Karters

and download clutchgears.xls 

It's an excel spreadsheet that will let you play with all the different variables. 

In general you want to set-up for the best corner exit speed for the corner before the longest straight which will translate into the best top speed at the end of that straight. 

If you can determine a good trap speed at the end of the longest straight you can use the spreadsheet to work backwards. 

Other than that call a local shop, they should be happy to help you especially if you need a new sprocket [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] 

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